Cohesion Policy and Ireland

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Period : 2014-2020
Date : 17/11/2014

In 2014-2020, Ireland will manage three operational programmes: two regional European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes and one national European Social Fund (ESF) programme. The two regional programmes will cover the Border, Midland and Western region and the Southern and Eastern Region.

How much will the EU invest in Ireland from 2014-2020?

For 2014-2020, Ireland has been allocated around € 1.19 billion (current prices) in total Cohesion Policy funding:

  • € 951.6 million for more developed regions (all)
  • € 168.8 million for European Territorial Cooperation 
  • € 68.1 million for the Youth Employment Initiative.

Of this, the ESF in Ireland will represent a minimum of € 492 million. The actual share will be set in light of the specific challenges the country needs to address in the areas covered by the ESF.

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